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A freelance editor, I specialize in fiction but I've worked on non-fiction as well as web copy, corporate literature, and non-profit materials. I also edit and write for the group blog Magnificent Nose, which covers many topics but gravitates towards articles about writing and reading.

I'm also a lyricist; a guitarist for the band Baroque & Hungry; and I'm a touring cyclist.

You can contact me about editing matters here. (Please don't use this form for Stack Exchange business; instead, ping me in chat.)


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comment A Question about Questions
You ask some good questions here. I'm going to send this to our meta site, which is the part of every Stack Exchange site meant for discussion about the site itself.
11h
comment What are the initial classes called in university and how do they work?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is not about writing, editing, or a related field.
18h
comment What's the difference between purple prose and vividly descriptive writing?
Relevant: What is the most purplish prose you can write? on Reddit.
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reviewed No Action Needed Differences between script and screenplay
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comment Can't write more than the beginning of a story
If you can edit this question to be different from the linked questions, we'll consider reopening. Why are the existing answers not helping you? You may just need time and motivation.
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reviewed Close Can't write more than the beginning of a story
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revised Citing and Quoting events in Games
Tags, incorporated comment, phrasing and readability; edited tags
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comment How do I manage a plot with two protagonists?
This is still a very unclear question. Placing on hold until it can be edited.
Nov
20
comment How to improve quality of this answer?
Critiques like this one are off-topic here, I'm sorry to say. Placing on hold for now, but please feel free to edit this.
Nov
20
reviewed Reviewed Is pantsless writing practical for NaNoWriMo?
Nov
19
revised How to structure paragraphs of dialogue properly?
Title, formatting
Nov
18
revised How to write in a VERY thick notebook
deleted 17 characters in body; edited tags
Nov
18
awarded  Yearling
Nov
18
answered Is it necessary to add a.m./p.m. after the time?
Nov
18
revised How do I manage a plot with two protagonists?
edited tags
Nov
18
revised comics wiki description
Expanded excerpt; added 11 characters in body
Nov
18
revised comics wiki excerpt
Expanded excerpt
Nov
18
comment How do I manage a plot with two protagonists?
Is the problem switching between multiple first-person viewpoints, or simply between characters you're following closely? Is there actual narration? (I assume you're at a point where you're writing a script or outline.)
Nov
18
reviewed Leave Closed What are the appropriate first steps to writing a scientific paper concerning a physical constant?
Nov
16
comment Writing many entries/articles, storing them, and browsing them
I think that, unless Scrivener has content management features I'm not familiar with (I'm not the Scrivener expert here!), OP wants something like a content management system, not a development platform. Or is there more to Scrivener than I know?